Once the bees go, so do we. They’re essential to fertilize our crops.
Zika: Poisoned Rain Kills Millions Of Bees in South Carolina*
By Ariana Marisol
South Carolina officials accidentally killed millions of honey bees while attempting to control the supposed local Zika-carrying mosquito population. After using planes to spray parts of land in South Carolina with insecticide, locals are finding millions of dead honey bees throughout the landscape, wiping out businesses and destroying entire colonies.
After four cases of travel-related Zika cases were said to be confirmed in Dorchester County, South Carolina, officials decided to conduct aerial sprays of the pesticide ‘naled’.
“Naled is one of a class of insecticides referred to as organophosphates. These chemicals act by interfering with the activities of cholinesterase, an enzyme that is essential for the proper working of the nervous systems of both humans and insects…
Naled is moderately to highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation and dermal adsorption. Vapors or fumes of naled…
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